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  • Stories of Civil War in El Salvadorby Erik Ching

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of child soldiers, and the death and disappearance of more than 75,000 people. Examining El Salvador's vibrant life-story literature written in the aftermath... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeologyby Deborah L. Nichols; Christopher A. Pool

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Unique among recent works, The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • The Age of Tradeby Arturo Giraldez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 38.99

    Arturo Giraldez provides a rich history of the ships and sailors that launched the global economy. Beginning with the founding of Manila in 1571 and ending in 1815 when the last galleon left Acapulco for the Philippines, these vessels braved weather and pirates to establish a vital connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asia. more...

  • The Boiling Riverby Andrés Ruzo

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2016; US$ 16.99

    In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon?where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire... more...

  • The Costa Rican Womens Movementby Ilse Abshagen Leitinger

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 28.95

    This reader reflects the  genesis, scope, and direction of women?s activism in a single Latin American country.  It collects the voices of forty-one diverse women who live in Costa Rica, some radical, others strongly conservative, and most ranging inbetween, as they write about their lives, their problems, their aspirations. Unlike the... more...

  • Jungle of Stoneby William Carlsen

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    ?Thrilling. ? A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries? view of the past.? ?  Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world?s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat... more...

  • Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin Americaby Marcia Esparza; Steve Dobransky; Rosario Figari Layus; Roberto Gargarella; Cecília MacDowell Santos; Jesus Peña; Renan Quinalha; Percy Rojas; Debbie Sharnak; Laura Tejero; Edson Teles

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America deconstructs the myth of unanimous support for the transitional justice paradigm across Latin America and conceptualizes transitional justice as a Janus-faced paradigm, as historically it has often hindered rather than advanced the quest for memory, truth, and justice. Based on... more...

  • Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central Americaby Robert G. Williams

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Before social unrest shook the region in the 1970s, Central America experienced more than a decade of rapid export growth by adding cotton and beef to the traditional coffee and bananas. Williams shows how the rapid growth contributed to the present social and political crisis, examines the causes of the export boom and who benefited from it, and shows... more...

  • In the Shadow of Melting Glaciersby Mark Carey

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers. Successful engineering efforts to prevent additional catastrophes simultaneously helped commodify glaciers, erode local authority, and unleash contested... more...